The walls have come down between neighbours Dwell Modern and LightForm in Calgary, creating a mega showroom that will house the best of the two Canadian brands. Expect an expanded assortment of modern furnishings like low-profile sofas and marble-topped dining tables, plus equally contemporary (and playful) lighting objects that run the gamut from banana-shaped table lamps to glittering Zaha Hadid-designed chandeliers.
This funky Douglas Street thrift stop prides itself on its diverse range of recycled treasures, such as vintage records, retro pocket radios and tools. There’s a curated selection of handcrafted jewellery, embroidery and other works from local artists like Going Steady and Angela Faber, too. Before you visit, check the shop’s Instagram page for the most up-to-date look at its evolving stock. instagram.com/cornerstorevic
Vancouver-based jewellery designer Melanie Auld has opened her first brick-and-mortar shop. Designed by local interiors maven Kelly Deck, the airy, pretty-in-pink-and-green flagship carries Auld’s full range of demi-fine and fine jewellery—picture delicate studs, 14-karat solid-gold chains and medallion pendants—as well as an in-house collection of handmade-in-Italy ceramics and Murano-glass vessels that pay tribute to Auld’s heritage. melanieauld.ca